Ydanis Rodriguez

Ydanis Rodriguez DEMDemocrat

American political scientist

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Ydanis RodriguezDEMDemocrat American political scientist
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Ydanis Rodríguez (born June 18, 1965) is the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and a politician who formerly represented the 10th district on the New York City Council. A Democrat who was first elected to the City Council in 2009, Rodríguez was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He serves as Chair of the Transportation Committee. Rodríguez is known for his November 2011 arrest at an Occupy Wall Street rally, and was profiled for the act in Time's 2011 Person of the Year issue. Rodríguez ran for New York City Public Advocate in 2019 and ran for United States House of Representatives for New York's 15th congressional district in 2020; he did not prevail in either race.

Education4 - 4 of 2
City College, Harlem
City University of New York
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
Council Member
New York City, New York
2009 - 2021
Former Teacher
Gregorio Luperon High School
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Former Chair
New York City Council Higher Education Committee
Former Chair
New York City Council Transportation Committee